Obsessed Runner Blog

2021.11.30 - This Running Life

randy flowersRunning, a multifaceted, revitalizing sport for our mind, body, and life. I spent some time today reworking the layout for Run Woodstock so we will be ready to open registration on December 1st. Just walking this wonderful piece of wilderness and picturing how each campsite might be set up brought an emotional high, a flashback to a magic weekend. Camping is pretty cool on its own merits, bringing a variety of people outside and away from the man-made world we live in day-to-day. It struck me that the magic of Run Woodstock was not just from the natural beauty and aspect of camping but from our shared love of running that brought us together. I pictured conversations around the campfire sharing our goals with others who get it and how different a weekend devoted to running is from the day-to-day loner miles we put in. Or when we go to races where we show up, share pain and glory, perhaps a post-race beer, then head back to our daily lives.

This running life, never easy, always worth it,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is content knowing running plays a huge part of the meaning of life and my priorities are sound.

2021.11.24 - Thankful for running traditions

randy trailOn Thanksgiving Day, more people lace up their shoes and run in races than any other day of the year. Turkey Trots are pretty darn cool, these hopeful, healthy traditions with family and friends show that no matter what our differences, we can celebrate, sweat and smile together as one running community. We will all get up stupid early and face the dark, and for us in the north, the cold, making that turkey dinner and spot on the couch all that more special.

Here at Running Fit Events, we are thankful to all of you who have supported our small family business through a couple of very tough years. You have been incredibly generous through our challenges, virtual and pop-up events, making it possible for us to be here today to put on the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot tomorrow, live and in person!

Let’s get our butts out the door forever,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who, because of YOU, is thankful to be setting up at 4 AM in the cold rain tomorrow with the best event crew in the business! Seriously, more than you could know.

 

2021.11.10 - Light the Winter Running Fire!

randy waterfallThe weather is about to go to hell on us, it’s time to light the winter running fire. I admit to not being a fan of the cold, I don’t like to work in it, stand around in it or do the day-to-day stuff in it. That said, the only thing I don’t mind is going for a run in the cold. We can always dress for a winter run, unlike a hot summer run with few options. Running into darkness and clicking on the headlamp, putting fresh tracks into new snow, or running into a frozen sunrise all add a layer of adventure not found with a so-called, nice day. Finishing a run on a wicked day brings a sense of accomplishment and a lift to our self-esteem, often, leaving us with a smug smile of satisfaction on our face that will have others wondering, what’s up?

Let’s dominate our environment!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, with piles of laundry to prove it!

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At RF Events, we are looking forward to the day when we'll be able to host races in person for you again! Getting all of our faithful participants back to the racing world SAFELY is our highest priority. Over the previous couple of months, a dedicated safety team was created and is working diligently to come up with the best plan to keep all our racers, volunteers and staff safe. We are consistently keeping up to date with the CDC guidelines as well as the state, county and city guidelines for the location of each individual race. To see a link to a broad outline of what we're working on and continuing to update, click here. This is a fluid situation that continues to change so we will keep updating our plan as warranted. We want to be sure to let you know that we're working on it and looking forward to seeing you at a starting line soon!